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Brighton and Hove Albion
0 - 1 Mason Greenwood - 16`
0 - 2 Bruno Fernandes - 29`
0 - 3 Bruno Fernandes - 50`
Manchester United turn their attention back to a top-four chase in the Premier League on Tuesday night when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. The Red Devils go into the game fresh off the back of reaching a record 30th FA Cup semi-final.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has made his prediction for the game and he thinks that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will earn three points.
“This is the one that tells me where Manchester United are. They would normally struggle in the past away at sides like Brighton, where they went down 3-2 last season at The Amex. Nevertheless, four points out of six is magical after the restart for Brighton, and it gives them breathing space, depending on what happens with the other teams around them. The gap to the others is still not sufficient though as it stands,” said Nicholas.
“United have been impressive. Anthony Martial does what he does. He looks poor one week and is class the next. The skill and movement of Bruno Fernandes has been excellent, while Paul Pogba can supply the three up front. I like the balance of Mason Greenwood, coming in off the right as a left-footer. The pace and movement is so valuable at this time of the season, while teams are still trying to find their feet.
“Teams need to play deeper against United, but by the time you get the ball, it is hard to hit the forwards and have the midfielders to get up and support, and this is where United can get on top of you. All these things add up to let you know United may have some steel now. Themselves, Chelsea and Wolves are in one hell of a fight. They may not be as strong away from home but the belief is growing, and when they have that, it becomes irreplaceable and too hard to handle at times. They are in for a good run-in.”
The final score of the game will be 1-3, according to Nicholas.